Jagland: Women’s safety has been strengthened by the ‘Istanbul Convention’

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has called on nine member states to sign and ratify the ‘Istanbul, Convention’ to strengthen women’s safety across Europe.

Liri Kopaci Di-Michele: ‘The Equality Agenda’ – Live at 12h today

Later today, Liri Kopaci Di-Michele, Head of the Equality Division, will answer questions for one hour, on matters affecting gender equality, disability rights and the campaign against anti-lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) bigotry, in a Facebook conversation / interview hosted by the Council of Europe.

Jagland monitoring Egypt’s treatment of Al Jazeera journalists

“Media freedom is a cornerstone of a healthy, functioning democracy and journalists must always be treated in ways which are fair, proportionate and in line with the rule of law,” the Secretary General declared.

Thorbjørn Jagland condemns death sentence of Saif al-Islam Gaddhafi

“I condemn the decision by a Tripoli court to sentence Saif al-Islam Gaddhafi and eight other defendants to death,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland earlier today. “This case should have been turned over to the International Criminal Court in the Hague for a fair trial.”

Romania: Court backs ‘innocent until proven guilty’ human rights complaint

The case concerned a statement made by the spokesperson of the Court of Appeal before the latter had conducted its deliberations, encouraging the public to consider the applicant, Ionel-Ionut Neagoe, guilty of – among other things – manslaughter.